Financial Impact of Diabetes in the U.S.
The staggering impact of diabetes on our healthcare system cannot be understated. The most recent research from the American Diabetes Association estimates that the total cost of diagnosed diabetes has risen to $245 billion in 2012 from $174 billion in 2007 -- a 41 percent increase in diabetes spend over a five year period.»
Changes to Impact Health Care Access in Underserved Communities
Last week, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a series of changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in 2018. The proposal includes a plan to slash Medicare payments by half for services provided by provider-owned, off-campus hospital departments.»
Fair Trade and U.S. Healthcare
The concept of fair trade is relatively simple: an approach to business based on dialogue, transparency, and respect which ensures that everyone in involved in the creation and distribution of goods and services is paid a fair wage for products produced. To succeed in this approach, the products are accurately priced at fair market value.»